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Ruhr-Universität Bochum | Cluster of Excellence CASA / RD Horst Görtz Institute

Best.-Nr.: 205556 - Exc. CASA PostDoc Positions (m/f/d) 39,83 h/w 2 years

  • Online seit 22.09.2020
  • 200922-403556
  • 205556
  • Wissenschaftl. Mitarbeiter(in)


Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) is one of the leading research universities in Germany. As a reform-oriented campus university, it uniquely combines the entire range of the major scientific disciplines in one place. The dynamic coexistence of disciplines offers researchers and students alike special opportunities for interdisciplinary cooperation.

 The Cluster of Excellence, "CASA - Cyber Security in the Age of Large-Scale Adversaries" at Ruhr-University Bochum offers postdoctoral positions within our “CASA Jump-Start Program for Postdocs”.

About CASA

CASA conducts research on sustainable computer security against powerful, large-scale attackers, in particular nation-states. The Cluster is funded within the Excellence Strategy of the Federal Government and the Länder. The funding of 30 million euros allows us to lend excellent support to the needs and ambitions of upcoming scientists.

Research at CASA, which is based at the Horst Görtz Institute for IT Security, follows a strongly interdisciplinary approach. In addition to technical questions, it also investigates the interaction of human behavior and IT security. At CASA, researchers from the fields of computer science, cryptography, electrical engineering, mathematics, and psychology work together in a unique constellation in Europe. This holistic approach is unparalleled and holds the potential for scientific breakthroughs. 

CASA Jump-Start Program for Postdocs 

As part of our Postdoc Jump-Start Program, we are permanently looking for excellent postdoctoral candidates with an outstanding track record in computer science, electrical engineering, mathematics, and psychology (preferably with a relationship to technology) or related disciplines. The position will enable you to work on your own research agenda.

Postdoctoral positions are limited to two years. The salary will be according to the remuneration group E 14 TV-L (full time). Since the funding is provided by external third-party sources, postdoctoral researchers are generally not obliged to take on teaching duties.

What we offer

CASA offers a friendly working atmosphere in a young and internationally highly respected research institution:

  • Excellent research environment with award-winning scientists,
  • Programs designed to support parents,
  • Support measures for women in IT security,
  • Excellent support for doctoral and postdoctoral researchers,
  • Opportunities for academic and professional development,
  • Budget for courses, conferences, equipment and international exchange,
  • Open team culture.

Research environment

Ruhr-University Bochum (RUB) is one of the leading research universities in Germany. Some 20 years ago, the Horst Görtz Institute for IT Security (HGI) was founded here. It is now one of Europe's most prestigious institutions for basic computer security research. The HGI maintains extensive networks with leading research institutions worldwide and with media and industry. Moreover, it has produced numerous successful security startups. The pioneering work of the HGI forms the basis for the Cluster of Excellence CASA.


Are you interested?

If you are interested in a postdoctoral position within CASA, please contact one of the CASA PIs first to discuss the prospects of collaboration and supervision within the Jump-Start Program: https://casa.rub.de/en/about/team.

If you reach a preliminary agreement with one of the CASA PIs about terms and eventual topics of a prospective collaboration, please submit via career@casa.rub.de (all documents obligatory):

- A scientific proposal for your research project in CASA (max. 3 pages; the template will be handed out beforehand through the CASA Management Office),

- Letter of motivation,

- Name at least two persons (supervisors, other researchers) as references (names and email addresses),

- Curriculum vitae,

- Master's certificate,

- Doctoral certificate.

Learn more about the benefits at CASA and the IT-Security Hot Spot Ruhr Area on our website (https://casa.rub.de/en/about/career). 

Please contact the CASA Management Office at career@casa.rub.de regarding travel expenses.

At Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum, we seek to promote women's careers, particularly in those areas in which they are underrepresented, and we are therefore particularly pleased to receive applications from female candidates. Applications by suitable candidates with severe disabilities and other applicants with equal legal status are likewise most welcome.


Candidate Profile

An excellent doctoral degree in computer science, electrical engineering, mathematics, psychology (preferably with a relationship to technology), or related disciplines is mandatory. Fluent spoken and written English is also required. Besides, applicants should already have published relevant papers at the leading conferences in cryptography and computer security as listed e.g., at http://csrankings.org/ 



Art der Beschäftigung
Zeitraum der Beschäftigung
Postdoctoral positions are limited to two years.


Hochschule / Einrichtung
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Institut / Einrichtung
Cluster of Excellence CASA / RD Horst Görtz Institute
Universitätsstr. 150
44801 Bochum, Deutschland
Herr Patrick Schulte




Herr Patrick Schulte




Ruhr-Universität Bochum | Cluster of Excellence CASA / RD Horst Görtz Institute


Universitätsstr. 150
44801 Bochum